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right now to talk about how to hand the fiscal cliff. house republican leader eric cantor says he can't support the senate bill. democrats are urging house leaders to let members vote on this bill. >> a raging fire tore through a church in a county today. they are devastated today and investigators are trying to determine the cause and church leaders trying to find a place to worship on sunday. >> at the stroke of midnight same-sex couples began getting married. seven couples tied the note early this morning. they were the force to take advantage of the new law legalizing same-sex marriage. and same-sex marriage is recognized in nine states. there are many other new laws that go sby effect today. we break down some of the new intrigues new laws. >> in california driverless car ace allowed on the highways. a human still had has to be in the passenger seat and californians can use their smartphones to prove they have insurance. >> it is a wonderful thing. if you have your insurance with you all the time, we have our drivers license on there.
boehner and paul ryan voted yes, but house majority leader eric cantor who led a brief last-minute charge against the deal and kevin mccarthy voted no. earlier i had a chance to visit to politico's congressional reporter. we talked about how the bill got through the house and the political ramifications of sealing the deal. hughes republicans were earlier considering a deal with more spending cuts. it was different than what the senate passed. what ended up happening? kwhie did republicans change their minds? >> basically they knew if they tried to make any changes that the senate had already sent over to them it would greatly prevent getting it done. harry reid, the senate majority leader said it's going to be very, very tough. a lot of them were tired. the senators were already home and they were waiting for the house to just sign off on it. so any changes, especially major changes, would have, could have really, really scuttled this thing from passing and getting to president obama's desk very quickly. >> is there any real winner in this scenario? can both sides walk away saying they g
of republican opposition in the house. hastily leaving a meeting of house republicans today, eric cantor, the second highest ranking republican in the house, announced even he was opposed. >> i do not support the bill. >> reporter: house republicans objected because the bill including virtually no spending cuts. in fact, the deal would actually add nearly $4 trillion to the deficit over the next ten years. mostly thanks to the cost of extending those tax cuts for everybody making under $400,000. >> there's no spending cuts. we're adding $4 billion a day to the debt. and we feel like the senate bill failed miserably. >> reporter: if they don't get their act together, the consequences will be immediate. the pentagon has already drafted notices to 800,000 civilian employees warning they may be put on unpaid leave. and those tax increases triggered today will start to hit our paychecks this week. the average family, seeing a tax increase of almost $3,500. there is intense pressure on house republican leaders to resolve this before the stock market opens tomorrow morning. they are hearing fro
party. >> john boehner voted eric cantor voted no, as did about 181 other republicans. 85 voted yes. you see the split. >> hallie jackson, thank you, hallie. >> police are investigating two new year's days shooting. what happened last night on caroline street -- one happened last night on caroline street. no other details available. police are investigating a separate shooting in northwest baltimore that happened near druid hill avenue. there were reports of a man suffering a gunshot wound to the shoulder. no word on a suspect. >> police say a party at a hotel prompted three separate calls on new year's day. jennifer franciotti is live with the details. what do police say it went wrong? >> it looked like too few security guards. there were three separate calls for a stabbing, a fight, and some kind of drug overdose. partygoers reported having a great time at the atrium. there were about 1000 people at this event. it was put on by several local party promoters. not everybody rang in 2013 peacefully. there was a call about a fight. less than 10 minutes after that, someone called paramedics
congressman eric cantor, the house majority leader is pushing to cut the red tape. and since he does have out there, he actually has a shot at doing it. it's just too hard right now for businesses to continue to operate, gen all the onerous and burdensome regulations coming out of washington. and we want to make that stop so we can turn the country around and began to be a starter country again. know that the obama administration over the course of the term has imposed 400 regulations that impose more than $100 million of costs annually on small businesses. the small business administration has said that there are so many regulatory burdens on small business that it cost them $10,000 per employee. those are the kinds of things that we want to stop rig now so we can see more startup and jobs created. >> is one thing to hope for freezing regulations. but guess we had hoped for "a-team" canaday. if you don't know these regulations, you could be in big trouble. let's say that you stop adding to the regulations. that alone has prompted the obama administration say, well, republicans don't want to
speaker john boehner's office or eric cantor officially, but fox news has learned a representative from the house, republican has told one of our people on the hill he does not think there are enough votes in the house to pass this, and leadership, republican leadership, mitch mcconnell, even john boehner even though he is not a part of this deal are playing with fire. has there been any official word from anybody other than nancy pelosi? >> we got no official word on this. a number of house republicans who are upset with the way things have been going so we are not quite sure who's a republican member was who said that, but you have got to kind of look at leadership here or there. they will not bring a bill to the floor if they do no did not believe they have the votes to do this thing. adam: just for brevity, we want to show you the shot from times square. square. million people celebrating the new year. everyone of these people can expect a tax increase because without both chambers passing any kind of legislation, you make $50,000 per year as of 12:01 january 1 you will pay $1200 mo
before breaking pieces and catching on fire. gregg: new videotape shoug house majority leader eric cantor arriving at capitol hill. he really didn't say much of anything. he was asked what's going on, is there a deal? he basically said, happy new year, happy new year, happy new year three times. and the senate is not convening until about 11:00 a.m.. it may not be officially reconvening but just meeting. that was the time that harry reid said it would happen. tony sayegh, former press aide to gop vice-presidential nominee jack kemp and national political correspondent for talk radio news service. kirsten powers, columnist for "the daily beast" and fox news contributor. questions ten, you said the president will come out getting most he what he wants. how do you figure that? >> well the main thing that the president wanted and what he really ran on during the entire campaign was raising taxes on people who make over $250,000. it's possible that threshold could move a little bit. the president put about the a week or two ago 400,000 threshold on the table. sew we could see something that go
number two eric cantor the majority leader put out a statement putting the onus on president obama and for the reason why there has not been a deal so far. basically saying they can't move forward in the house without some sort of action in the senate the next few days. what they left out of that, unfortunately, is the reason why they are waiting on the senate to do something. the senate coming into session tomorrow, by the way. is that speaker boehner couldn't get enough votes to move forward on a plan to avert the cliff last week. that's why we are where we are right now. the president will be boarding air force one in a few hours. flying overnight back to washington. is he likely to bring together congressional leaders in the next couple days when he he gets back to washington. time is running out, harris. >> harris: no breaking news in any of that. but we did see some today. treasury secretary tim geithner saying we could hit the debt ceiling the day after we follow off the fiscal cliff if no deal is reached. >> that's right. december 31st. a lot going on there. a lot of these
the republican caucus vote but you are hearing rumors about eric cantor who is next to him launching some kind of a coop at the moment. i don't know where it goes. but it seems that he is in a position where the republicans in the senate and the white house are really the ones who will negotiate the deal. you have ten or 19 in the senate. will he have a vote? >> eric: 32 bills passed out in the senate waiting for a vote. >> kimberly: this is ridiculous. imagine having the advantage. say you play basketball and five guys on your team and the other side has one player and you are still getting beat because you keep turning over the ball. that's what it seems like. they have. leadership crisis. there is a split within the party how to approach this. obama got to go on vacation in hawaii. >> eric: taxes revert to the bush tax cut expire and president obama says republicans look at this. tax cuts for everyone making under 250. can republicans say no to tax cut in 2013? >> andrea: it will be tough. not tougher than the p.r. battle they are fighting now. i think he wants that scenario, eric. i think
is majority leader is eric cantor. cantor voted against this deal last night. a spokesman told us the virginia congressman was not happy with the bill that passed the senate and spent all day yesterday trying to find an alternative but he couldn't. he said he is still proud of the speaker and other republicans who vote to do avoid what he called the largest tax hike in u.s. history. >>> the debate is far from over as law americas turn their focus to the debt ceiling and spending cuts. for that we take a look at who is talking. >> charles krauthammer talking his analysis how he thinks those negotiations will unfold. >> i expecting it will end up with a patch with the view of our fiscal problems another failure as tonight. the reason is you have two ems in this the president and the republican house which will be on more equal strength they will work out another useless extension and they will have to fight again. and the reason i say that is that everybody spoke about tax reform after the election entitlement reform after the election. we see a president now who is not interested in either. tax
, eric, that's where the ball is going now. but what i think the speaker and maybe majority leader eric cantor are leaving out is the reason all eyes turned to the senate is the speaker can't get the job done thursday on plan b. plan a is essentially the big deal, the $4 trillion debt plan. i was speaking a short time ago to a white house official that happened they believe the president moved halfway towards the republicans starting at only want to go raise taxes on $250,000 and above. he moved that goalpost to $400,000 or more. speaker baner was far away saying it should be $1 million . he brought it up and had to pull it back. there is frustration among the president's aides, jumping through hoops, trying to get a deal. now the president is on vacation in hawaii and there's been no progress. everyone went home for the holidays. >> i want to get this in. i have to ask, a lot of people were surprised the president announced he would come back from vacation. when did you know he was going to do that? >> we've known for at least two or three days it was likely he would come back. he want
in the house of representatives on the senate bill which passed pretty overwhelmingly. eric cantor now saying he opposes that bill. this is -- this as house democrats got a visit from mitch mcconnell and hammered out this deal. brett joins us now. how significant that cantor came out against this? >> good afternoon. it is very significant he said publicly that he opposes the senate bill. the real question is whether as house majority leader that he will be with other voters voting against a piece of legislation that hits the floor, or whether it moves to the floor at all. you heard the democratic leader, nancy pelosi, come out calling for an up or down vote as soon as possible. we don't know the plan for republicans. we are just getting word from the speaker's spokesperson saying there will be conversations throughout the afternoon suggesting this could take some time after the house gop caucus meeting we are told by reporters and producers up there that members were coming out saying it seemed likely that there would be a process to amend the senate bill, and then send it back with additiona
boehner and majority leader eric cantor walking in a republican conference meeting together. a show of solidarity, perhaps, after cantor came out against the bill that passed the senate this morning. looking live outside the meeting now. tonight on "special report," g.o.p. lawmakers are suggesting they may amend that bill and send it back to the senate. we'll explain what that means when we have live reports on both sides of pennsylvania avenue. potennial market reaction to the late moves. at the white house, president obama's plane but gassed up and ready to go back to hawaii. but with no vote and no communication with boehner, what now? "special report" from washington with all the fiscal cliff latest starts at 6:00. now back to "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ >> juan: getting redty to party. the last segment we took a look at the serious moments on "the five" this year. now let's get to the good stuff. roll the tape. ♪ notice >> are we non- >> bob. >> sorry. ♪ ♪ notice ♪ ♪ >> hostess brand maker of twinkies. [ laughter ] >> lockness monster was a hoax. >> what? that is a hoax?
are hearing rumors about eric cantor who is next to him launching some kind of a coop at the moment. i don't know where it goes. but it seems that he is in a position where the republicans in the senate and the white house are really the ones who will negotiate the deal. you have ten or 19 in the senate. will he have a vote? >> eric: 32 bills passed out in the senate waiting for a vote. >> kimberly: this is ridiculous. imagine having the advantage. say you play basketball and five guys on your team and the other side has one player and you are still getting beat because you keep turning over the ball. that's what it seems like. they have. leadership crisis. there is a split within the party how to approach this. obama got to go on vacation in hawaii. >> eric: taxes revert to the bush tax cut expire and president obama says republicans look at this. tax cuts for everyone making under 250. can republicans say no to tax cut in 2013? >> andrea: it will be tough. not tougher than the p.r. battle they are fighting now. i think he wants that scenario, eric. i think obama thinks going off the clif
and file guy and john boehner said, hey, i need you. you can go back and say, yeah, but eric cantor didn't vote what you needed him on, why do you need me? it's going to be interesting to see how it moves forward, and i think boehner needs to draw a hard line against president obama, because he needs to assert his leadership here in a big, powerful way. >> i want to talk to you in a moment about sandy, but first to kelly, because they failed to do anything on the relief for sandy victims. kelly, what does it say about this congress as at noon today went out of power, the congress has gone or noon tomorrow, rather, goes out of power. the congress is gone, it's over, it's the worst on record, and now they didn't do anything for the relief of the real victims of hurricane sandy. >> this is so politically damaging, because the expectation was that the house would act. the senate did, they put together a package worth $60.4 billion. there had been a lot of foot dragging, i think the term from democrats who wanted more faster, given how long ago sandy hit. what hurts politically, in the latest
with the senate, john boehner, eric cantor with mccarthy and morris are saying is there are two bills the house passed to deal with the fiscal cliff that are now over the united states senate. if the senate wants to do anything with them, amend them and send them back to the house and perhaps the house will act on it. essentially what boehner is saying is we're not making any moves until the senate amends the two bills we passed over or sends a new one. what are in those bills? well, they essentially extend the bush tax cuts permanently for all earners. and then to avert the sequester and other types of cuts, they make what a lot of liberals have called draconian cuts to meals on wheels, food stamps. it goes into discretionary spending. the house passed bills are absolutely would go nowhere. and would be vee toad by president obama. so this is what we're seeing on the statement the day after christmas is while you guys figure out some solution, we wash our hands of it. >> as a follow-up, i'm putting my press secretary hat on for a second and say the response i would expect from the democratic s
boehner, majority leader eric cantor and kevin mccarty. kathy mcmorris rogers entereded this statement. the house will honor the statement to consider the senate agreement if it is passed. whether the house will rescind or properly amend the measure won't be met until they and the american people can review the legislation. >> what do you think the chance is with both parties not happy with the compromise reached. what do you think the chances are that it will pass, probably in the senate but not run into trouble in the house? >> you heard vice president biden. the white house has put forth a deal and gotten some republicans is in leadership so go along with this. is a big step. we're going to see the republican party rear its ugly head and see how rogue they want to be in going against the majority of americans. very clear. you look at every poll out there protect social security, medicare, medicaid. in this round, that's exactly what the white house did. republicans want to go against that, they have to deal with it in 2014. they want the wealthiest americans to pay for. that's what
worried me, gave me pause about 2013, as i trust it did for you. even yesterday when i heard that eric cantor was going to try to scuttle a hard-fought deal that was overwhelmingly approved in the senate, it gave me again pause about what could happen this morning. i was prepared for a down 300, 400. but cantor, who momentarily was a sure candidate for the wall of shame if he kept up that stuff, he ultimately backed down and we got a deal that everyone dislikes, which is the essence of what it means to rise above politics. you're supposed to dislike it, for heaven's sakes, it's a compromise. right now about the pending battle over the debt ceiling other than the fact that the buyers weren't too scared of the upcoming big bad debt fight today. what makes me not so concerned? i know there are plenty of other people who will wouldorry about the debt ceiling. i don't have to do it. let them worry about it i worry about the things very few people are worried about. i acknowledge i'm fretting over, problems that are thought about in advance by everybody, they have a tendency to be resolved.
too. >> jennifer: stenny holder says that eric cantor told him that he was 99.9% sure that a sandy package would in fact make it to the floor. and this was before last night. what happened? >> these -- this relief package for the victims of hurricane sandy, focusing on the damage in new york and new jersey was expected to be handled last night amidst all of the fiscal cliff drama, and about an hour before midnight as far as we know, house speaker john boehner pulled the vote on this. he quietly said there was going to be no vote. and chris christie tried to get in touch with the speaker. he called boehner four times, never got a response. and really this was an 11th hour last-minute surprise. and that's why you saw so much anger. the worst of which were from republicans. and i think sort of the last-minute, surprising nature of this really set off all of these folks today. >> jennifer: so the question is why, andy? with not bringing that bill to a vote was that maybe boehner's way of reminding everyone that he is still in charge? >> there is also a shakespearean
. the speaker voted for the package, as did house budget chairman paul ryan. majority leader eric cantor and republican whip but against it. with the speaker facing reelection tomorrow, many frustrated conservatives are still saying he did his job. >> the speakers showed at a time which harry reid went home and went to bed and left its the vice-president. at least the speaker was always straight, honest with us, and allow the regular process to occur. >> at the white house last friday fox news confirmed the speaker told read to go left himself twice after reading accused him of running the house like a dictatorship and being more concerned about saving his own job and getting a deal. republican sources say that is likely to boost the stock with conservatives. lou: thank you very much. fox news chief congressional correspondent. our first guest tonight voted against the fiscal cliff deal in the house and says it's just another deal by washington insiders with no real solutions and points to a lack of courage and will in washington. he also rallied opposition against the speaker's plan the
top lieutenants voted against it, including majority leader eric cantor. some democrats oppose the deal. in the senate, iowa democrat tom harkin was one of eight senators who voted against it. >> i am not saying everything this deal is bad. there are some good parts to this. but i repeat, i am concerned about this constant drift bit by bit, deal by deal toward more deficits, less job creation, more and fairness, less economic justice. a society where the gap goes wider between the few who have much in the many who have too little. so, mr. president, for these reasons, i must in good conscience vote no on this bill. >> despite passage of the deal, many in the u.s. was the tax increase after the expiration of the payroll tax cut enacted in 2011. when we come back from the break, we will be joined by a boston economist juliet schor. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. back in a minute. ♪ [music break] >> "unsatisfied." this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with nermeen shaikh. our
't want to shove down the throat of tea party members if he makes them vote on that, eric cantor could end up speaker. it's a dicey situation for boehner. >> that's why maybe if we go over the cliff and tax goes up on everybody and then they can vote in january to cut taxes on say 98% of people. that's sort of the reverse logic that the republicans will twist themselves into thinking that they've done something here, but either way taxes on the wealthy are going up. i think they finally understand that. >> the real issue is if i were boehner or mitch mcconnell, i would want to put this issue behind us as quickly as we can because we're going to move on to the gun control debate january, february, march. that's a very favorable issue for republicans. >> they wouldn't even go on tv to talk about it, but that's a separate issue. >> we're short on time. we're looking at sunday night the house coming back in presumably to vote on something. we don't know what. what's the timeline? are you expecting that the speaker is going to call the house back in sunday because they will have a deal in place
we've got to come up with something, i can't do anything. and you have eric cantor waiting in the wings ready to become the leader of the republican party if bane ser challenged. >> how do the markets react tomorrow if it does get the green light? >> i think they'll be positive until the next crisis and you'll have me again talking about the debt ceiling increase and the sequestration which they pushed for two months, but they'll get a reprieve. there's sort of a modest certainty for about two months. >> you bring up a very good point because this is sort of kicking the can down the road. >> once again, yeah. it's just to get through to the next crisis. >> yeah, all right. mark platkin, we'll be talking again soon. thanks. >>> to metro now with another violent attack on board a bus. this time, a woman stabbed in the chest. it happened southeast around 2:15 this morning. a second woman was hit in the head. the attacker ran away on foot until the bus driver pulled over and called police. >>> police in williams county gathered tonight to honor an officer killed in a crash. thi
boehner had to put it on the floor that angered a lot of republicans. newscast his number two, eric cantor, the majority leader voted no, and john boehner voted yes on final passage. now, jim, tomorrow is the formally election of the speaker. he's already been nominated. usually a formality. we have no reason to believe otherwise. but you've got to believe that somewhere down the line, he may be weak end here. that's why he's already looking forward to another fiscal clive. >> let's go back to the sandy spending bills. how did something like this happen? a lot of people are shaking their heads. did time just get away from it? >> that's part of t congress has a bad habit putting off the tough decisions until the last minute. they debated and voted on a p k package thought was vitally important. the problem was there were no offsets. it wasn't paid for. just emergency spending, and it would have added onto the debt. the senate passed it very late in the weekend, sent it over to the house of representatives. this was an indication they would put it on the floor, and that bill was passed, sen
boehner will be at today's meeting. he says the house will convene for a rare sunday evening session. eric cantor says the house could be in session until january 2nd. that's the day before the new congress is sworn in. boehner, meanwhile, still maintains that it's up to the senate at this point to make the first move. >>> going over the fiscal cliff could have a huge impact on the local economy. thousands of people could lose their jobs, especially federal employees and government contractors. the defense industry could face billions of dollars in cuts. >> i represent the third largest number of federal employees and probably the largest single number of federal contractors. so that federal nexus is really important to our economy. we immediate to end the uncertainty. >> economists say it is possible, though, this new terminology to step over if you will the cliff. that means lawmakers will reach some kind of a deal a few weeks after the new year begins. >>> retailers are bracing for more bad news as thousands of workers at u.s. ports are preparing to strike. jackie deangelis live with th
is going now. but what i think the speaker and maybe majority leer eric cantor are leaving out is the reason all eyes turned to the senate is the speaker can't get the job done thursday on plan b. plan a is essentially the big deal, the $4 trillion debt plan. i was speaking a short time ago to a white house official that happened they believe the president moved halfway towards the republicans starting at only want to go raise taxes on $250,000 and above. he moved that goalpost to $400,000 or more. speaker baner was far away saying it should be $1 million. bring it up for a vote. he brought it up and had to pull it back. there is frustration among the president's aides,umping through hoops, trying to get a deal. now the president is on vacation in hawaii and there's been no progress. everyone went home for the holidays. >> i want toet this in. i have to ask, a lot of people were surprised the president announced he would come back from vacation. when did you know he was going to do that? >> we've known for at least two or three days it was likely he would come back. he wanted t
back on sunday evening according to a republican source, eric cantor, the house majority leader making that announcement on a conference call just a couple of hours ago. so they will be in town. but still we're all waiting on some type of agreement from congressional and perhaps the president, leaders, to have some type of framework for democrats and republicans to vote on. right now we're not there, and so far both sides have taken to blaming one another. >> the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker, not allowing the vast majority of the house of representatives to get what they want. if the 250 would be brought up, it would pass overwhelmingly. >> we wanted an agreement. but we had no takers. the phone never rang. and so now here we are five days from the new year and we might finally start talking. rich: so senate democrats want the house to pass their proposal. it passed a couple of months ago. it extends all current tax rates for income amounts on families of less than $250,000 a year. rep
does not float. eric cantor voted no. paul ryan voted yes. what does that tell you? >> there is a split the republican party into a certain extent, biden is a big beneficiary. the speaker is the person who lost the game now proven that you cannot produce the caucus. there is no power unless it can produce. the majority voted against. gerri: he said the democrats rode the republicans. what will be the result? >> i think will see. whether he is reelected as speaker, he probably does. if it was by design, they were trying to give everyone cover. if it was by default than they have a lot more problems than you think. it just strengthens the president's hand going into this next set of negotiations worry not only has public opinion that the business community who oppose him to the nail in his reelection but supported them in this effort and will support him as the republicans try to shut down the deficit or stop from paying the bills. gerri: everything i heard about this plan has been negative. people don't like it, don't want higher taxes on the wealthy and think it constrains small busines
leader eric cantor walking into that meeting. still waiting to hear how it is going. even before the meeting was called, cantor and other top republicans were saying they won't support the bill. the fate here is really uncertain. rich edson is live on capitol hill keeping track of this for us. rich, is there any word what specifically they're discussing in this meeting and whether or not they're making any progress? >> well, diane, the point here is whether or not to amend this bill, to change this bill or bring this bill, the proposal that passed the senate last evening up to the house floor to a vote. this is a decision that house republicans will have to make fairly soon here. they're getting pressure from a number of different folks, especially democrats who say, basically pressure them to hold a vote on it. >> we don't believe that compromise is a dirty word and unfortunately among house republicans that seems to be a growing sentiment. that even a bill that was put together by republicans and democrats in the united states senate, 89 votes strong, is a bill that somehow the
majority leader eric cantor telling republican members they should be back on sunday evening to be prepared to work. though much like the senate they have nothing to vote on right now. it is a positive sign if congressional leaders reach some type of a deal the house and senate will be in town to get votes on the record, but still there is no deal worked out right now between top democrats and top republicans in washington. house republicans are calling on the senate to pass their various proposals dealing with the fiscal cliff. the senate majority leader says it is up to the house to pass the senate plan. >> so i say to mr. speaker, take the escape we have left you. put the economic fate of the nation ahead of your own fate as speaker of the house. millions of middle class families are nervously watching, waiting and counting down the moments until our taxes go up. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell is expected to take the senate floor a few minutes from now. he has been saying his office has been saying throughout the day when senate democrats offer a plan, republicans will review
and the majority leader eric cantor are leaving out is all i is go to the senate because the speaker could be ate the job done last thursday night with plan b. e plan a is essentially the big deal, fortran dollars debt plan speaking a short time ago to a white house official who says they still believe th they move halfway towards republicans starting out only one interest tax in $250,000 above. they have moved that goalpost to $400,000 or more. speaker john boehner moved away from that saying it should be a from that saying it should be a or more, he brought it up and had to pull it back because it did not have enough republicans. frustration among them that they were jumping through hoops trying to get a deal and now the president on vacation in hawaii basically no progress. they understand that rea. eric: when did you know he was going to come back? >> we knew two or three days it was likely he was going to comel back. he wanted to spend family time yesterday and go to the marine base because it was a christmas vacation to thank the troops but they knew pretty quickly was going to have to get
the republicans did on this vote. eric cantor voted against it. house majority kevin mccarthy voted against it. peter roskam voted against it. paul ryan, the vice presidential candidate voted for it. so you have a very split republican leadership perhaps speaker boehner might not be up to the task. that could play into it, although he has gone broad support and it may not be an issue the one that is rich edson lycra capital. thank you for keeping us updated on the solvay, we know it's been a busy day. we appreciate it. rich: thank you. diane: that's the latest on the fiscal cliff. we will not be going over it. we finally have a deal. the president that's one small step. tune in to fox business tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. the maxis has been a fox business special report. the return you to your regularly scheduled programming. john is 42. mortgage. married. two great kids. he wants to protect his family with a $500,000 term life insurance policy. what do you think it'll cost him? a hundred dollars a month? sixty? forty? actually none of the above. john can get a $500,000 policy -from a highl r
are willing to vote for something? if eric cantor and john bainer and kevin mccarthy don't like it, who is going to buck leadership and vote with democrats on something like this? he said, if there is at least lukewarm support from republican leaders you're likely to see more than 40 house republicans vote for it and it should pass pretty easily. then of course there is the question of are there democrats, perhaps the more liberal members of their caucus, who don't like this either? because you're going to essentially need every single democrat to vote for this and many who have said they don't like this deal. >> that would bring us to what our mike viqueira calls the inertia scenario where they decide the best thing is to go over the fiscal cliff. the democrats for some of them from their perspective it is not a bad thing because they think they have the upper hand in public opinion and also that it basically assures the elimination of bush tax cuts. on the republican side it does the same thing but then they can say, i didn't vote for a tax cut. un, they just expired. is there -- are
republicans, speaker john boehner and eric cantor were split. also notable, budget chairman paul ryan voted yes. the final gop count, 151 against the bill and 85 in favor. >> it was all about maintaining, if you will, the status quo of kick the can down the road. >> there's no spending cuts. we're adding $4 billion a day to the debt. the senate will fail miserably in cutting spending. >> much better to make this deal now and move on to those other fights at the appropriate time, which is, by the way, just around the corner. >> some conservative pundits have been blasting republicans and newt gingrich tweeted "the gop has been engauged ged in a two-month dance of defeat and surrender. >> good morning, happy new year. >> good morning. >> happy new year. >> david, do you agree with your former boss? did republicans surrender? >> no, they were just faced with a very difficult choice. obviously in terms of the tax cuts, that's something that if republicans wanted to see go forward, we've been talking about that for years, it was originally a republican proposal but a lot of members were clearly
-pong match there. and we're just learning, dana, eric cantor is telling reporters that he does not support the bill. he does not support the bill. he didn't say whether he would vote against it. he said he did not support the bill. joining us from capitol hill, representative peter welch, the democrat of vermont. thank you so much for being here with us. one of the big questions, do you have any hesitations about voting for the bill that has passed the senate? >> i don't have hesitation about voting for it. there is a lot of things i don't like. and a lot of us thought that the president should have held firm on the revenues at $1.6 trillion, because that's got to be a significant component of a long term balanced deal. on the other hand, we weren't able to get it, partly because of the practical realities of legislating in this town. so what we have now is a middle class tax cut, they're going to stay at the lower rates. we have broken the iron grip of grover norquist on the republican party, at least in the senate, and taxes have gone up on the top 2% and that will help us if going forwa
notice how eric cantor, the house majority leader voted on the fiscal cliff deal last night. he voted against it. some have interpreted that to be premonition, an indication perhaps there will be some sort of a challenge to the speakership of john boehner. however we have heard nobody speak publicly, nobody speak on the record in that regard. keep in mind if his speakership were to be challenged would require a vote not just of the republican conference but the entire house of representatives. jenna: big question whether or not a change in leadership would elicit different results that is conversation yet to be had in the coming weeks. >> so you try. jenna: doug, thank you very much. jon: so the white house and congress knew of the self-imposed deadline for more than 17 months and they still managed to blow past it. finally approving a tax deal last night that doesn't seriously address the spending cuts or the nation's ballooning deficit. so who wins and who loses with this deal? talk about it with jonah gold perg, editor-at-large at "the national review" and a fox news contributor. b
minute. eric cantor did. stan hoyer among others not happy. >> i am deeply disappointed mr. speaker, and the people who have been damaged by hurricane sandy, including governor chris christie and governor cuomo, should be deeply disappointed and yes, angry, that this congress would adjourn without addressing the pain of our fellow citizens. >> bill: it is outrageous -- i have not been there personally but seen so much video of the horrific destruction in parts of new york and new jersey -- >> that is still there, yeah. >> bill: yeah, people still suffering, and the congress just basically saying, we don't care about this. >> yeah, it's just the house, right? because the senate had actually done some stuff, and had planned to come back one more day and deal with what the house passed and in the midst of all of this stuff at the last minute they just pulled it off of the agenda. and it was a bipartisan anger at the house leadership last night when that happened. >> bill: eleanor holmes norton representing the district of columbia will be joining us in studio abou
conference one week ago when the talk was in the air, eric cantor stood by his side, and that was a signal that if anybody is going to challenge him, it might be eric cantor. he will not challenge. he is absolutely on board. host: david lightman, thank you as always for being with us. guest: thank you for having me. host: we will check in with you again and your dog. every friday we look at america by the numbers. today, we want to focus on the issue of hunger in america. "washington journal" continues. negotiations are resuming this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. [applause] >> there are cynics said that a party platform is something nobody bothers to read and it does not amount to much. whether it is different this time than it has ever been before, i believe the republican party has a platform that is a banner of bold, unmistakable callers with no faded or pastel shades. >> you see the evolution of ronald reagan. he speaks in his speech about hope, a future without nuclear weapons, but it is more progressive and optimistic in 1976. you can see his anti-communism is evolving. his cu
that the house majority leader eric cantor has not voted yet. we don't have world o word of d other names we don't have big republican names as of yet but you can see the tally continues as time is ticking down. again the magic number we believe to be about 210 to pas this piece of legislation. we are back with the panel. a.b., the boehner vote and well, the significance of what you are seeing there on the screen? >> well, interesting that they have lost ten democrats so far. that number could grow. but if they could -- if the democrats contained it, that is pretty interesting and you heard some, you new york city leadership exhorting the members to support it. >> bret: almost twice as many democrats at this point. >> right. i'm told that the boehner vote on the rule was a good sign from members who are going to vote for this and hold their nose. they were looking for leadership cover and boehner voting on the rule gave them the sense that that -- that he would -- that he would come and vote for the bill and they are hoping that that gives some other republicans cover because the people who are
rumors about eric cantor who you see next to him possibly launching some kind of -- but it seems to me he's in a position the republicans in the senate and the white house are really the ones who will negotiate this deal and potentially you have ten or twelve republicans in the senate that will pass something and throw it back to boehner and then it will be a question, will he have a vote? >> 32 bills passed the house that are sitting in the senate that will never see the light of day. >> it's ridiculous. you are playing basketball and you have five guys on your team and the other side has one player and you are still getting beat because you keep turning over the ball, that's what it seems like. i don't understand how think lost it already and i think they have. the fact it's been so mismanaged, there's been a leadership crisis, there hasn't been enough consensus in terms what have to do, there seems to be splits in the party on how to approach this and they keep on losing ground and obama got to go on vacation in hawaii. lucky him. >> and if the bush tax cuts expire and president obama
. >> what accounts for that? earlier in the day there was all sorts of dissension, eric cantor among others, saying they weren't going to go for it. >> he may at the end of the day vote no. you're going to see a lot of republicans and a fair number of democrats vote no as well. what accounts for that is this is i think a classic compromise that nobody likes, meaning everybody lost things that they want and that is actually the way legislating used to be, that not everybody is happy but you realize you got to do what's best in order to actually get something passed. >> in terms of the white house, do they view this as a win for the president? >> yes. this is something the president campaigned on and what's in this bill is largely -- largely democratic priorities, anderson. $450,000 as the threshold wasn't what the president wanted but in principle that is the notion that the president wanted, tax increases for the wealthiest americans. it extends unemployment benefits for a year and it's not paid for. republicans wanted it paid for. but think about some of the other measures. they're doing t
that's a bad idea. >> reporter: republican majority leader eric cantor told reporters he did not support the bill in its current form. do you personally oppose the bill? >> i do not support the bill. >> reporter: the senate agreement postpones harsh across-the-board spending cuts for a few months. it also makes bush-era tax cuts permanent for individuals making under $400,000 a year and families making under $450,000 a year. the white house sent vice president joe biden here to capitol hill to try to broker a deal with the house just like he did in the senate. house democrats are welcoming his help. >> vice president biden has worked very hard to come to a compromise. by definition, a compromise has elements in it that each party does not like. >> i think that we've mad i think that we've made gigantic progress. i hope that we can have a bipartisan agreement as we go forward. >> reporter: even though the country went over the "fiscal cliff" at midnight monday officially, the senate version of the bill makes all tax cut extensions retroactive to the beginning of the year. and
with the speaker, but they're not willing to run against him. you have big names like eric cantor and kevin mccarthy, number two and three, they're not even making noises about challenging boehner. so i think boehner come next month he's pretty safe even though right now he's having a tough time controlling his caucus. >> not only that, boehner was smart in bringing cantor and mccarthy and paul ryan into the fold when he introduced plan "b." did he that strategically so it looked like a united front. he still got undercut. he will probably be re-elected speaker but he is a much more ineffectual speaker after what happened. >> sam, give me a snap prediction. what do you think the president will say in the briefing room today? >> he's going to wish everyone a happy new year and then say -- i don't know. i have no idea. things are changing by a minute-to-minute basis. i have a guess he will probably say this ball is now in the senate's court. he's going to encourage them to get something done and put the weight of the presidency behind it. >> okay. thanks sam stein and robert costa, appreciate th
back sunday night at 6:30. again, eric cantor telling folks that the house will be called back sunday evening, 6:30. meanwhile, speaker boehner reportedly told members, quote, his words here, we have done our job. it is now up to the senate to act. we'll see if they do anything. we'll be right back with our gut check. or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> a lot going on today and here's some of the things we thought you should know. epa administrator jackson the latest member of the cab note announce she's stepping down next month and ready for new challenges and time with her family. her tenure marked by high profile brawls with industry and congressional republicans over issues of global warming, pollution and of course the keystone oil pipeline. also new controls on coal fired plants, as well. >>> court dwokmentes show mike crapo of utah admitted several shots of vodka before being arrested early sunday in alexandria, virginia. released on $1,000 bond and scheduled to appear in
barack obama has a chance to do what eric cantor told bob woodward after he met him the first time, which is if he's pragmatic, if he comes to the middle, then he could lock us republicans up for a very long time. i mean, i think that's the great challenge for barack obama. >> yeah. >> can he do what he appears to be doing right now with john boehner? and that is upsetting a lot of people in his own base for the betterment of their party by saying we're going to raise it from $250,000 to maybe $500,000, go after entitlements and do it for the best interests of the country. >> he is a pragmatist. the first two years, it was such a strained situation. when we talked to him on wednesday, everything he said was about -- he wasn't saying government has to be bigger. government has to be smarter. government has to be better. it was like the lincoln line. this is a fantastic picture, by the way. >> that is adorable. >> joe, that's one of the pictures i was talking about. >> you're letting us know, these are all exclusive to "morning joe." >> they're exclusive to "time" and "morning joe." apparen
than the senate which passed a measure by an 89-8 vote. eric cantor was among the republicans opposing the deal. in the end, supporters won the vote. >>> taxes will remain the same for 98% of americans. they will go up for those making $400,000 and couples who make more than $450,000 a year. spending cuts were postponed for two months, which means we could be going through a similar debate before spring. president obama says he supports a balanced approach to reducing our deficit. >> we can't simply cut our way to prosperity. cutting spending has to go hand in hand with further reform tax code. the wealthiest corporations and individuals. can't take advantage of loopholes and deductions that aren't available to most americans. >> get ready for another fiscal debate in the coming months. congress and the white house will talk about the debt ceiling. we could reach the limit by the end of february. and won't likely agree to raising it without guarantees of spending cuts. despite this bill, you may notice your paycheck is a little smaller this year. that's because a temporary cut in a pay
and house majority leader eric cantor negotiated a year 1/2 ago that were put on the table. perhaps if you include some of that you increase some of the spending. what the democrats will be the spending on doctors fix, that is preventing doctors from getting a pay cut if they treat medicare patients and extending patch for alternative minimum tax to insure 10 of millions of americans don't have to pay the amt for this year, that is something congress typically does at the end of every year. it is not honest budgeting in washington. these are ideas that have come about basically as democrats and republican haves to throw the spending together at the end of every year. adam: we have about a minute before the president will start speaking the spending cuts that are on the table, there are a lot of people say that is enough to put the economy into recession. is that going to keep the democrats from possibly approving this deal? >> depends on the spending cuts. right now you're talking about $94 billion in what is known as the sequester. that is just for next year alone. automatic spending cuts
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